Password change / expire

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Dear Experts,

I have this situation and need help with a resolution please.  We have multiple small offices with their unique identities and domains:
- north.local
- south.local
- east.local
- west.local

- all staff at these offices use a single e-mail domain ""
- no trust relationship can be established or allowed between the *.local domains and "" domain, and hence,
- users at the *.local never get prompt to change their passwords when it's about to expire.  

Is there a way to can set things up so that users at the remote offices get alerts or prompts when their passwords about to expire?  Please advise.

Windows 2008 R2/2012 R2 domain | Exchange 2010
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There are various commercially-available tools out there (password-management type tools) that have a notification feature.

Or, you can always roll-your-own solution with Powershell.  Here's one that's already built and (pretty much) ready to use
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You can use GPO to rollout built-in password notifications
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Local Policies\Security Options
Interactive Logon
Prompt user to change password before expiration.

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Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Interactive logon: Prompt user to change password before expiration. Enable and set number.

Get help from this article to automate Password Change Notification Through Email:

Additionally, try this password expiration reminder solution automatically reminds Active Directory users when their passwords are nearing expiry.

Hope this helps!
swgitIT Professional


this works well.  thanks!!

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